Sunday, July 22, 2007

Ann Arbor Art Fair 2007

What an awesome week at the Ann Arbor Art Fair! Here is a photo of me in my booth with my studio assistants! Note the big poppy piece behind me did find a new home :) You would think that 4 days of the fair would have left me exhausted, but I found it to be just the opposite. The enthusiasm of the patrons, visits by friends and family and the creative energies from all those artists, not to mention their actual works, left me charged and ready to paint! My very supportive husband wants to double my booth size for next year!

Just around the corner from me at the show were my friends and fellow artists Sarah Stanton and Jay Kukor. They had an awesome week too. Their handmade silver jewelry is very urban-hip and sophisticated all at the same time. Check out their stuff at

It's back to my day job this week! The kids and the easel will be calling at all the odd hours and I wouldn't have it any other way!

Monday, July 16, 2007

Fall Orchard

4' x 3' Oil Painting on 3/4" wrapped Canvas. This is likely the last piece I will finish before I am off to set up at the Ann Arbor Art Fair tomorrow! Wish me luck!
Mother's Orchard

3' x 4' Oil Painting on Gallery Wrapped Canvas. Anyone that knows my Mom, knows that she would like this orchard.... Today is my last day to paint before setting up for the Ann Arbor Art Fair tomorrow and Mother's Orchard is going with me!

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Dreaming of Merlot

30" x 40" Oil on Gallery Wrapped Canvas. This piece has a little bit of a surreal and dream-like quality....the fact that I enjoy a nice red now and then made it easy to name!

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Grape Study

This little piece (11" x 14" oil painting of grapes on the vine) was an exercise for the sake of the grapes. Fellow blogging Artist Ed Terpening made a great suggestion on my grape piece below; which was to abstract the grapes a bit by painting them in mass first and then adding a little detail. I would like to refine this subject a little more in a future piece, but I definitely feel that this approach is a much better solution for the direction that I am working.
Thanks again Ed!